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20 Creepy Halloween Games You Can Play With Your Kids (+ Activities)

When the jack-o-lantern’s glowing, gather the family together for a spook-tacular games night – on this list of Halloween games, you’ll find classic board games like Monopoly that have been given a terrifying twist, as well as scary DIY games such as pin the spider on the web.

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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Game

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Game

Fans of Charlie Brown won’t be able to get enough of this Halloween themed game – based on the classic board game, players must help their favorite Peanuts characters to win the race through the pumpkin patch, providing wholesome (and zombie-free) fun that kids of every age can enjoy.

Prices Vary


Haunted House Tic-Tac-Toe

Haunted House Tic-Tac-Toe

This spook-tacular tic-tac-toe Halloween game is handmade to order with embroidered playing pieces that look like pumpkins and eyes. Keep the pieces in the pocket on the back when they’re not in use to prevent them from becoming lost when the game is put in to storage until next year.$8.00

Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow's Walk Board Game

Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow's Walk Board Game

If your kids can’t wait to play Betrayal at House on the Hill every Halloween, they’ll go mad for this expansion pack with over 50 brand-new haunts. There are also 20 new rooms to explore, as well as the roof, as the horrors reach new heights.

$18.50


King of Tokyo Halloween Expansion Board Game

King of Tokyo Halloween Expansion Board Game

The original monsters of King of Tokyo will look even more terrifying with this expansion pack for Halloween – with 12 new costume cards, they’re dressed up in order to give players a fright. There are also 2 new monsters to watch out for; Pumpkin Jack and Boogey Woogey.

Prices Vary


Halloween Mad Libs Junior

Halloween Mad Libs Junior

Kids will have hours of fun coming up with gruesome stories in this Halloween edition of the popular game, Mad Libs. From goblins to trick-or-treating, they’ll laugh out loud, as well as learn spook-tastic facts, as they prompt each other to fill in the blanks.

$4.99


Halloween Charades

Halloween Charades

Everyone loves Charades, both kids and adults alike, and the much-loved game has been given a ghoulish makeover for Halloween. With 60 cards in the box, the family can attempt to act out their favorite Halloween themed TV shows and movies, as well as familiar characters like Count Dracula.

$22.99


Gravestone Tic-Tac-Toe

Gravestone Tic-Tac-Toe

It may be ironic, but this gravestone tic-tac-toe game will liven up a kids’ Halloween party. Players must use their sixth sense to guess where their opponent is going to place their playing piece next, and then try to block it to be the first to get three in a row. $8.00

Queen Games Spooky Castle Board Game

Queen Games Spooky Castle Board Game

Spooky Castle is a scary place, especially for junior ghosts like Spooky. In this fun game, kids take it in turns to put on the Spooky mask, relying on their fellow players to give instructions to help the young ghost pass his admission examination, encouraging children to work together as a team.

Prices Vary

Scary Bingo

Scary Bingo

With 48 bone-chilling characters, from Billy the Menacing Mummy to Eric the Eyeball Monster, kids must race against each other to be the first to complete their illustrated card by placing googly-eyed counters on each of the characters as they’re called out. Whoever shouts “Bingo” (or “Boo!”) before the others wins this spook-tacular game.$20.00

Toy Filled Plastic Bobbing Apples

Toy Filled Plastic Bobbing Apples

It isn’t a Halloween party without apple-bobbing – get this pack of 12 red, plastic apples for a kids’ party and fill them with candy or cash before popping the lid back on. They’ll try harder to retrieve them from the water than if they were bobbing for fruit.

$15.99


Monster Mansion Board Game

Monster Mansion Board Game

Who dares enter the Monster Mansion? Players must work together to fight vampires, mummies, and demons to win gold to help them escape from the haunted house in real-time in this fast-paced game. But they mustn’t take on more monsters than they can defeat single-handedly, or they could lose the game for their teammates too.

$56.41


Ghosts Love Candy Board Game

Ghosts Love Candy Board Game

Did you know that ghosts love candy? In this Halloween game, kids must scare trick-or-treaters to steal their candy. But scare them too much, and they’ll run away… taking the candy with them. The player with the most sweeties at the end is the winner of the game (and the greediest ghost).

Prices Vary


Crime Time Murder on the Ghost Train

Crime Time Murder on the Ghost Train

When the little ghouls are asleep upstairs, download these dinner party murder mystery games for your adults-only Halloween party with your friends. Each game comes with ideas for theming your party, as well as a script or CD to provide the structure for the evening.

Prices Vary

Halloween Bingo Card Party Game

Halloween Bingo Card Party Game

This pack of 16 paper bingo cards is ideal for a kids’ Halloween party to keep the fun going after the excitement of trick-or-treating. Batty Bingo is played just like the classic game, but with ghosts and ghouls instead of numbers. The reusable cards can be stored away to play with again next year.

$10.37


Late for the Sky Zombie-Opoly Board Game

Late for the Sky Zombie-Opoly Board Game

Based (somewhat loosely) on the popular board game that involves trading real estate, players buy boxes of flesh they can trade in for a screaming human. Rather than going to jail, players are at risk of being buried alive in this gruesome game, as they compete against the undead.

$19.99


AerWo Pumpkin Bean Bag Toss Game

AerWo Pumpkin Bean Bag Toss Game

If you’re looking for decorations for your Halloween party, this large, felt pumpkin banner also doubles up as a game – kids can take it in turns to toss the beanbags to try to get them through the pumpkins’ open mouths in order to score points.

$13.99


Kovot Witch Hat Ring Toss Inflatable Game

Kovot Witch Hat Ring Toss Inflatable Game

Perfect for entertaining a group of kids at a party, they must toss the colored hoop on to the witch’s hat of the same color to score points. And you don’t need to worry about storing the game for next year, as you can deflate it when the party’s over.

$19.99


Asmodee Spot it! Halloween

Asmodee Spot it! Halloween

With multiple games in one, get your money’s worth with Spot It! Leave it to the kids to play if your reflexes aren’t lightning-fast, however, as in the original game, the winner is the player who’s the first to spot matching pictures (Halloween themed, of course) on sets of cards.

Prices Vary


Brain Games: Halloween Picture Puzzles

Brain Games: Halloween Picture Puzzles

Not every kid enjoys competing against others – in this book that’s part of the Brain Games series, kids can try to identify the differences between Halloween themed pictures that, at first, may appear identical, either by putting their heads together in a team or quietly working out the answers by themselves.

$12.38


Boooo-opoly

Boooo-opoly

Another spook-ified version of the classic game, Boooo-opoly does involve trading property (albeit haunted houses, what else?). Players must contend with fright fees and bats in their belfry before they can get their hands on the full moons to put them ahead as they move around the board.

$22.75

10 Halloween Activities and Games

Pumpkin Ring Toss Glow in the Dark

Pumpkin Ring Toss Glow in the Dark

You don’t have to splash the cash on Halloween games for a kids’ party. For this toss-a-hoop game, all you need are glow necklaces (which can be found on the floor of your kids’ bedroom) and pumpkins – when the game is over, you can use them to carve jack-o-lanterns.

Spider Race Game

Spider Race Game

Not only will kids (and adults) have fun playing this spider race game, they’ll enjoy getting hands-on to make it too. This post includes everything you’ll need to get started, and there’s a bullet point list with simple instructions, as well as suggested rules for the game.

Roll A Jack-O-Lantern

Roll A Jack-O-Lantern

Carving jack-o-lanterns is a tradition that brings families together on Halloween, but have you ever thought about turning it in to a game? Read this article to find out how to make the components, including eyes, noses and mouths for your pumpkins, as well as dice and an instruction card.

Pin the Spider on the Web

Pin the Spider on the Web

You’ve played pin the tail on the donkey at more kids’ parties than you can count – why not increase the scare-factor for a Halloween party with pin the spider on the web? Check out this post for downloadable images you can use or get the kids to help customize the design of your web.

Poke-A-Pumpkin

Poke-A-Pumpkin

Create suspense at your Halloween party with this poke-a-pumpkin game. Read the article for tips on how to put it together, and as you can include as many cups as there are kids at the party, no child will leave empty-handed… but will they get a trick or a treat?

Minute to Win It Halloween Edition

Minute to Win It Halloween Edition

Kids can get competitive with these ‘minute to win it’ games, and now there’s a Halloween edition too – follow the link to the Etsy shop to purchase the download, then hit the store to pick up what you don’t have in your box of Halloween supplies.

Feed the Monster Halloween Game

Feed the Monster Halloween Game

Often it’s the simplest games that kids find the most fun – they won’t tire of throwing (eye) balls in to this giant cardboard monster’s mouth… and it’s a blast to make, too. Have a look at this post to find a shopping list to take to the craft store.

Life Size Pumpkin Memory

Life Size Pumpkin Memory

Paper plates aren’t just a way to avoid doing the dishes after your Halloween party, they can be used to make a fun game for kids too – read this post to see how to make this pumpkin memory game that’s like a super-sized game of pairs.

Boo-Loon Pop Dartless Halloween Game

Boo-Loon Pop Dartless Halloween Game

A frighteningly fun target game (or just frightening if you’re the one blowing up all of the balloons), this ‘boo-loon’ pop game will help kids to burn off energy from the candy they ate whilst trick-or-treating. Give this post a read to find out how to get started.

Pumpkin Toss Game

Pumpkin Toss Game

If you’re looking for Halloween games to keep kids entertained when the trick-or-treating is over, check out this pumpkin toss game from Better Homes & Gardens. You’ll find everything you need in order to play right here, as well as tips on hosting a themed party.
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